• Film Review: Uncut Gems

    In 2012, jeweller and philandering gambling addict Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler) attempts to auction off a rare black opal whilst trying to evade loan sharks, recoup losses, and forestall the disintegration of his marriage....
  • Album Watch: Bruno Mars, The Weeknd and more

    A lot of music comes out weekly, so over here at Impact we have given everything a listen so you don’t have to. Here are our top picks out of some of the recently released albums. Bruno Mars – 24K Magic While I’m sure this album was more of a...
  • Album Review: Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon

    It would be easy to call Lana Del Rey all style and no substance. Actually I have been for five years; her image as a musician is impeccable, probably the best in the world right now – every image she releases, every album cover and title, is deeply evocative...
  • Album Review: The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness

    The Weeknd is, for me, a hit or miss artist. Real name Abel Tesfaye, the man has a unique sound and a strong voice but his 2011 mixtapes were mostly shallow, mistaking lewdness for sexiness and too concerned with being trendy and mysterious to have any staying power. His...
  • TRACK REVIEW: Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd

    This track from Abel Tesfaye, you might know him by his pseudonym The Weeknd, set in motion his self-proclaimed ‘Chapter 3’ in the past couple of weeks. And by golly, what a chapter we have in store for us. His first two ‘chapters’ — Trilogy and Kissland — have...
  • Thank God It’s Spotifriday #8

    This week’s TGI Spotifriday is brought to you by Hailey. Torres and MS MR both played SXSW this year, having released albums last year. “Bones” was also featured in the Game of Thrones season 3 trailer. Winter is coming. “Initiation” is a cerebral track off of The Weeknd‘s latest album, Trilogy. Kyte, who released an album last year, is...
  • Album Review: The Weeknd – ‘Trilogy’

    In March 2011, Abel Tesfaye, known as The Weeknd, released a free 9-song album called House of Balloons. By August of the same year he had released the mixtape Thursday, and by December he had released a third mixtape, Echoes of Silence. Even though these were all mixtapes, and all...